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Storm Corrosion sign to Roadrunner

By | Published on Wednesday 8 February 2012

Storm Corrosion

Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson and Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth have signed a deal with Roadrunner Records for their collaborative project Storm Corrosion.

Says Wilson; “If you’d asked me three months ago about the music, I would have said, ‘Expect the last thing you would expect’. But actually, now that [Opeth’s] ‘Heritage’ and [Porcupine Tree’s] ‘Grace Of Drowning’ have come out, I don’t think it’s going to be that much of a shock to people, because it’s almost like a third part of the trilogy, in a way. If anything, it’s even more orchestral, even more stripped down, even more dark, twisted and melancholic… but it certainly feels like it comes from the same place as ‘Heritage’ and ‘Grace For Drowning’, which indeed it does because it was written during the same period”.

Åkerfeldt adds: “Some of the music on this record I think is the most beautiful music I have participated on ever. There’s some magical sections on there. Musically I think we’ve created something earthy, a bit frightening, exhausting, profound and rather intense. All at the same time. I can safely say I don’t know any other band or artist that sounds anything like Storm Corrosion. I guess that was also one of our goals, so to speak”.

Roadrunner’s Senior VP of A&R, Monte Conner also had this to say: “I am honoured to have the Roadrunner logo on the Storm Corrosion album. Steven Wilson and Mikael Åkerfeldt have demonstrated time and time again that they are two of the truest and most important artists working today, and it is not often that I get to work with musicians of this calibre. This album is a beautiful piece of work that will appeal to fans of Steven and Mikael’s past records, while at the same time exploring new avenues for both artists”.

The eponymous album will be released on 23 Apr.